Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that former Federal Reserve chair and Council of Economic Advisers chair Janet L. Yellen has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Yellen, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, served a four-year term as chair of the Board of Governors of the […]
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For immediate release Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that labor economist Kate Bahn has joined its staff to lead the organization’s efforts on labor and wage issues. Bahn will continue to develop the network of researchers whose work on labor and wage issues Equitable Growth supports. In addition, she […]
For immediate release Washington, D.C. — While it is well known that women in the workplace are paid on average considerably less than men, a new report issued by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth details the economic and other consequences of this pervasive gender pay inequality, quantifies its many causes, and suggests policy solutions […]
For immediate release Washington, D.C. — As the Washington Center for Equitable Growth continues to build its staff of policy experts, the organization announced today that Michael Kades has agreed to serve as director for Markets and Competition Policy. Kades will lead Equitable Growth’s research and policy initiatives in the areas of market competition and […]
For immediate release Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or email Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce that Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Furman is professor of the practice of economic policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a nonresident […]
Awards in this year’s grant cycle total $771,930, with an additional $52,000 in co-funding from the Russell Sage Foundation.
Washington, DC—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth released “Delivering equitable growth: strategies for the next Administration” on October 31, 2016, highlighting both new and existing research on the channels through which inequality affects growth. Sixteen scholars from institutions across the country present independent, evidence-based policy ideas on topics ranging from how inequality affects children’s outcomes to questions […]
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Announces Further Support for Academic Research on Inequality and Growth (Washington, DC)—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce its 2016 class of grantees. Equitable Growth’s third year of grants helps build upon a growing and diverse portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research that investigates the channels through […]
Equitable Growth releases the second installment of the Mapping Student Debt project, illustrating that the geography of student debt delinquency in the United States is highly racialized.
Equitable Growth’s academic grants program aims to build a portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research that investigates the channels through which economic inequality may or may not impact economic growth and stability.